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Vasco Post Office ropes in council members to distribute Aadhar cards
July 22, 2012
VASCO: Vasco Post Office is distributing Unique Identification cards (Aadhar) through councillors and social workers.
According to sources, Officiating Post Master of Vasco Post office Mangala Mahale felt it deem fit to distribute the cards through councillors and social workers to ease the burden of the postman.
However, what is surprising is that the envelopes don’t have the stamp of the post from where it is posted.
style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; ">It is learnt that the agency which has bagged the contract to supply the Aadhar cards posts the cards after completing the process in a sealed envelope under certificate of posting.
It is further learnt that the post office in order to make their burden less instead of stamping the cards get in touch with the councillors and social workers to help them to distribute the cards.
According to sources, the cards are issued to the rightful owners after obtaining their signatures, but the councillors and social workers call up the concerned persons and hand over the cards to them without obtaining any signature.
Sources further informed that the councillors and social workers, to whom the cards are given to hand it to the rightful owner, tear open the sealed envelope, which is against the law and then handed over to the cardholders.
When contacted, officiating Post Master Mahale said she has the required permission from her superiors to seek help of councillors and social workers to ease burden of the postman of distributing the cards.
When asked to produce the permission, Mahale said the permission was orally given by her superiors and she does not have anything in writing.
When brought to her notice that she should abide by written permission and it is against their service and ethics to hand over personal document of a person to somebody, who illegally opens the envelopes and go through the contents, she said “it was a mistake”.
When contacted, Senior Superintendent of Post Office Shreekumar said as the volume of cards is more, the post has sought the service of the panchayats and has directed them to hand over the cards only after obtaining signature from the rightful owner.
When brought to his notice that in Vasco the cards are handed over to councillors who not only fail to obtain signature of owner of the cardholder, but they even open the envelope to know the contents of it, Shreekumar assured that he would enquire into the matter and direct to call back all the Aadhar cards handed over to the councillors and social workers.